Daily Archives: August 29, 2009

Satan Watching the Caresses of Adam and Eve, 1808


William Blake, Satan Watching the Caresses of Adam and Eve, 1808

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A Road of One’s Own

Unfold a street map.. place a glass, rim down any where on the map, draw around it’s edge. Pick up the map, go out into the city and walk the circle, keeping as close as you can to the curve. Record the experience as you go, in what ever medium you favour: film, photograph, manuscript, tape. Catch the textural run-off of the streets; the graffiti, the branded litter, the snatches of conversation. Cut for sign. Log the data-stream. Be alert to the happenstance of metaphors, watch for visual rhymes, coincidences, analogies, family resemblances, the changing moods of the street. Complete the circle, and the record ends. Walking makes for content: footage for footage.

Robert MacFarlane, A Road of One’s Own via @tsparks